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5 ways to lower your gas prices In California

Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 8:57 pm | Randy Thomasson

If you’re like me, you’re concerned about high gas prices in California.

As someone who watches the stock market, I shake my head at how California’s Democrat-controlled government somehow keeps the average price of regular gas above $4 per gallon, when oil prices are low, and when most other states enjoy much lower prices.

So, to help you and your family, here are SaveCalifornia.com’s 5 ways to fight against high gas prices:

1. Before you go to a gas station, do what I do — check out the best prices in your vicinity.

2. Drive less if you can, by driving more for your needs than your wants. This will likely mean combining errands. Sometimes this will mean changing where you buy goods and services. And might mean buying more online.

3. Consider buying a used car that averages above 30 mpg. Here are 15 fuel-efficient used cars under $5,000

4. When voting, don’t for an environmental activist candidate or ballot measure, because you’ll be supporting a lower supply of energy and higher energy prices (as well as higher prices for housing, food, and water).

5. Remember that Democrats have controlled the California State Legislature for 60 years. They caused and are still causing your high energy prices.

Why are gasoline prices so high in California?

  • California’s Democrat politicians, with the help of self-interested government unions, are devoted to big, expensive government, as well as to liberal environmental activists who regard dirt and trees as more important than people made in the image of God and people’s private property. The Democrat politicians have imposed the highest state gas tax in the nation: $1.26 a gallon (98 cents in gas taxes and gas fees, plus a 28-cent “mystery tax”).
     
  • California also has the highest gas prices in the contiguous 48 states.
     
  • California’s Democrat-run government forces gasoline to be more expensive to formulate, which is another disincentive to oil refineries trying to do business here:

“For many years, California also required that summer-blend gasoline — which is more expensive to produce and contains extra additives designed to reduce air pollution in the summer — be used all year round. So, while gasoline prices typically fall in September across the United States as stations switch to the cheaper winter blend, Californians were left paying higher prices. In 2012, around the time gasoline prices were breaking records, Governor Jerry Brown changed the regulations to permit winter-blend gasoline to be sold in California in an attempt to bring down rising gasoline prices. Still, both the summer and winter blends of gasoline used in California are more expensive to produce than those used in any other state.” “California Is Approaching $4 Gasoline, But It Has Only Itself To Blame,” Forbes, Sept. 28, 2018

  • In 2017, the Democrat-controlled California Energy Commission crowed about no new refineries and no new refineries:

“Permitting Issues. It is unlikely that new refineries will be built in California. In fact, from 1985 to 1995, 10 California refineries closed, resulting in a 20 percent reduction in refining capacity. Further refinery closures are expected for small refineries with capacities of less than 50,000 barrels per day. The cost of complying with environmental regulations and low product prices will continue to make it difficult to continue operating
older, less efficient refineries.”
Source

  • And the Democrat politicians have also prohibited interstate oil pipelines into California, thus decreasing the supply, increasing the demand, and jacking up the price of gas for us all:

“With no major pipelines connecting California to its neighbors, the state remains largely untouched by the shale boom. While refiners in the Midwest and Gulf Coast are awash in cheap, American crude, those in California are paying as much as $6 more per barrel for oil shipped from Saudi Arabia, Ecuador and Colombia. That’s taken a toll on California pump prices, which were 61 cents higher per gallon last year than the national average.” 
Source: Bloomberg.com

I hope you benefit from this information and will share it with others. California’s high gas prices are a negative consequence of our bad state government. When voters revolt against the establishment, this can change. In the meantime, let’s save on gas where we can.

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice;
But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.

Proverbs 29:2

Will you care more for what’s right than atheists care for what’s wrong?

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 9:20 am | Randy Thomasson

After hearing about something harmful or wacky done by some politicians, have you ever asked, “How could they do that?” or “What are they thinking?”

But I’m finding it easier these days to understand Democrat politicians — and Democrat voters. Because the evidence is, both are increasingly anti-Bible and anti-reality.

Did you know that the New Atheism has been completely embraced by the Democratic National Committee, which now even claims atheism as the Democrats’ identity?

On August 27, 2019, the DNC, meeting in San Francisco, passed a resolution affirming the “religiously unaffiliated” as sharing their party’s values and being “the largest religious group within the Democratic Party.” 

The unanimously-passed resolution also criticized “religious views” and “religious liberty,” stating, “WHEREAS, those most loudly claiming that morals, values, and patriotism must be defined by their particular religious views have used those religious views, with misplaced claims of ‘religious liberty,’ to justify public policy that has threatened the civil rights and liberties of many Americans, including but not limited to the LGBT community, women, and ethnic and religious/nonreligious minorities.”

As you can see, with the Democrats, it’s good-bye to your First Amendment freedom of conscience before God.

Less Bible, worse voting

The evidence is, the less” Christian” you are, or claim to be (except for black Americans), the more likely you are to vote for Democrat candidates. See this chart.

So the more a voter drifts from the Bible as his standard of authority, the more we get elected representatives who are anti-family, anti-Constitution, anti-Christian. It’s simple math.

The solution, obviously, is for pastors who say the Bible is their authority, to train church congregants to vote biblically and help other people vote for good government too. 

For how can we have good government unless people who know what is truly good are the main influencers of government? 

‘High time’ to love God and neighbor

I believe it’s high time for professing Christians to repent of not loving their neighbor (strangers in their community, state, and nation) and not loving the Savior Jesus Christ as He requires. For if The Greatest Commandment is to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind,” where shall you not love God? Not in voting? Not in government? Not as your Master?

With all the latent armies of professing Christians gathered together every week, the ability to sincerely repent of sin and to passionately love Jesus and neighbor is abundantly present. Who will light the spark that gets this fire going?

A biblical pastor who has abandoned fear of man will teach his flock how to vote biblically, will hold annual voter registration drives, will distribute principled, pro-family voter guides, will organize volunteers to support good candidates, and will even recruit candidates for local office from within the congregation.

  • Do you agree that it’s time for pastors to identify and reject their own fear of man, and replace it with holy fear of God and sacrificial love for strangers?
     
  • Do you agree that it’s time for supporters of the Bible to reform their congregations, so that we can improve our culture, by speaking the truth with a heart motivation of faith, hope, and love?
     
  • Do you agree that it’s time for pastors to have biblical worldview classes, offered to all congregants and with completion required for church members?

Ultimately, our local, state, and national governments will be run by godly, principled people, or by those who aren’t. The choice belongs to the churches. We have to ask ourselves, who “cares” more for their neighbors and for “good government” — professing Christians or die-hard atheists?

Wise people will start planning now for the 2020 election. For with diligent preparation often comes great victory.

“There are times to encourage, but there are also times to contend for what is right—that time is now. Let it not be said of us today: ‘And there arose another generation after them who did not know the Lord.'”
“Have Consciences in California Been Seared?” by California Christian Shane Idelman

California Republican legislators increasingly voting anti-family

Saturday, July 13, 2019, 10:27 am | Randy Thomasson
What do you get when you combine a Republican legislator with Democrat one?
A ‘Demorepub’ or a ‘Repubidem’?

SaveCalifornia.com provides this solely for educational purposes
and does not support or oppose candidates for public office.

If you’ve been tracking with SaveCalifornia.com for some time now, you already know you can “depend” on Democrat state legislators to loyally support the unnatural, unhealthy, unbiblical, tyrannical homosexual-bisexual-transsexual agenda that’s trampling your constitutional rights, including free speech, freedom of association, and religious freedom, and your God-given and pre-constitutional parental rights and property rights. But did you know some Republican legislators in Sacramento are voting for the same anti-family things?

From our SaveCalifornia.com Legislative Center:

AB 175: Forces foster parents to use girls’ names, ‘she,’ and ‘her’ for sexually-confused biological boys, and vice versa for sexually-confused biological girls
“REPUBLICANS” JOINING DEMOCRATS IN VOTING YES: Assemblymen Jordan Cunningham of San Luis Obispo (district map), Tyler Diep of Westminster (district map)

AB 493: Sexually brainwashes government-school teachers to then further brainwash schoolchildren
“REPUBLICANS” JOINING DEMOCRATS IN VOTING YES: Assemblymen Phillip Chen of Diamond Bar (district map), Jordan Cunningham of San Luis Obispo (district map), Tyler Diep of Westminster (district map), Tom Lackey of Palmdale (district map), Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley (district map); State Senator Scott Wilk of Santa Clarita (district map)

SB 741: Eliminates legal evidence in order to change ‘gender’ on state certificates
“REPUBLICANS” JOINING DEMOCRATS IN VOTING YES: State Senators Ling Ling Chang of Diamond Bar (district map) and Scott Wilk of Santa Clarita (district map)

SB 495: Eliminates evidence of any harmful activities or proclivities of homosexuals, bisexuals, and transsexuals in child custody cases
“REPUBLICANS” JOINING DEMOCRATS IN VOTING YES: State Senators Ling Ling Chang of Diamond Bar (district map) and Scott Wilk of Santa Clarita (district map)

AB 711: Forces schools to retroactively falsify a student’s ‘sex’ on former student records
“REPUBLICANS” JOINING DEMOCRATS IN VOTING YES: Assemblymen Phillip Chen of Diamond Bar (district map), Jordan Cunningham of San Luis Obispo (district map), Tom Lackey of Palmdale (district map), Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley (district map), Jay Obernolte of Big Bear (district map)

ACR 99: Blames churches for homosexuals’ and transsexuals’ inner problems
“REPUBLICAN” JOINING DEMOCRATS IN VOTING YES: Assemblyman Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley (district map)

Are there differences between Democrats and Republicans? Yes, but liberal “Republican” elected officials are harming their brand and betraying pro-family voters. As you probably already know, pro-family, conservative Republicans are the only kind of Republicans truly distinct from pro-perversity “Republicans” who vote with all the “LGBTQIA+” Democrats.